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Better Business Bureau

Protecting your identity / Ripoff alert

Affordable Care Act calls may be attempt to steal your identity

On May 28, 2013

The final details are being put together for the health insurance exchanges that will start next January. The applications have been released, and processing of them will begin in October. Already, the Better Business Bureau says scammers are trying to use the program to steal your personal information.  The BBB says the callers are claiming to be from the federal…

Ripoff alert / Solving problems

Medicare ripoff

On January 14, 2013

If you have an elderly relative or family member, make sure you warn them of a scam that could cost them their identity or money. The Better Business Bureau said seniors nationwide are reporting a Medicare phone scam. How the Medicare phone scam works The caller allegedly says he / she is with Medicare and that a new card is…

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Apple iPad 3 and Gmail scam warning

On October 15, 2012

It’s been an exciting few weeks for Apple fans with the iPhone 5 hitting the market and expectations of an iPad Mini by months end. If you’re on the hunt for an Apple product, don’t fall for a free iPad 3 giveaway making the rounds through email. It could cost you money or your identity.   The Better Business Bureau…

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Better Business Bureau launches app in Apple store

On October 17, 2011

Want to file a complaint against a business on the go, or want to find out what others think about a business at the last minute? The Better Business Bureau launched an Apple Store app that allows you to access their database of more than 4 million businesses on the go. You’ll be able to search for local businesses by…

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BBB testing customer comments / reviews for businesses

On September 23, 2011

Feel strongly, good or bad, about a business? Now, you can have your voice heard by posting your feelings on the Better Business Bureau’s website.  The pilot program is being tested in 10 cities including Cleveland. The BBB will review the comments to make sure fake ones don’t slip through, and they will be edited for foul langauge. The business will get 24-48…

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BBB says Oslo & Winehouse tragedies linked to scams

On July 26, 2011

The Better Business Bureau warns of scams tied to recent tragedies. There’s a bogus post on Facebook regarding the shootings in Norway, and the death of Amy Winehouse. The Norway shooting tragedy link claims to take you to video from an Oslo security camera showing a car bomb detonating. The BBB says the post says “[Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast!”…

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Free trial offer leads to millions in refunds

On January 10, 2011

The Florida Attorney General announced an agreement with a company selling dietary aids, nutritional supplements, and teeth-whitening products. According to the AG, the company, XM Brands, did business as XM LABS, LLC.  The good news is the AG’s Office says the company is cooperating and approximately $3 million has already been reimbursed to consumers nationwide. The AG began investigating the…